I want to brief you on a number of areas related to our parish.
Father A.J. Gallant, who has helped us so generously for many years, is slowly recovering from COVID-19. If you would like to send him a card, just address it to him at the church office and we’ll make sure he gets it. Let’s pray for his full recovery!
We are delighted to welcome 18 new members of our Faith who came into the Church last Thursday evening. Many thanks to Kim and Bill Means, along with our sponsors and other members of the RCIA Team, who did such a marvelous job shepherding these remarkable women and men, despite the challenges of COVID-19.
The amended schedule of Masses and Confessions will be updated week to week depending on circumstances. Thank you for your cooperation with the measures put in place for your protection. Changes in the schedule can be found on the parish website. We will continue to record our Sunday Mass for your use each week and this can be accessed through our website. The dispensation from attending Mass remains in place. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. Lord knows we long for a return to something closer to normal.
Through the efforts of Principal Gary Callus, and our fine St. Leo School faculty and staff, we have completed another academic year successfully. Thanks to the great work of teachers, parents, and our children, the transition to “distance learning” was swift and relatively seamless. Thanks to everyone involved-we look forward to welcoming our children back in the fall.
COVID-19 has taken a toll on so many in so many ways. Lives lost, livelihoods and incomes wiped away or put in peril-so many grieving in so many ways.
Financially, our beloved parish is not immune to difficulties. In the month of May, our parish collections were down $25,000 from last year. Our Diocesan Support Appeal remains short of our assessment by more than $46,000. We ask your help to bridge these gaps. We are working hard to continue our parish ministry to you and the most vulnerable among us. Thank you in advance for your help.
May the Lord continue to hold you and yours in the hollow of His Hand.
Father Brian J. Cook